Athlete’s Village

Fire Design Solutions (FDS) was called upon to apply its smoke ventilation design and installation experience on the prestigious site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Athlete’s Village provided high quality accommodation to over 17,000 athletes participating in the summer games, before being converted into residential apartments for some of London’s key workers.

FDS designed, supplied, installed and commissioned mechanical smoke ventilation systems for a number of the village’s residential apartment buildings, the first such solution to meet the required approvals of the Athlete’s Village.

In addition, FDS installed an enhanced ventilation system in the site’s car parking areas. Incorporating an innovative hybrid natural and mechanical solution, the system provided extraction to remove day-to-day pollutants as well as smoke clearance in the event of fire.

Successfully completed on time, the fire protection systems installed by FDS achieved Building Regulations compliance within the client’s timescale.